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Jewish role in the American Civil Rights movements

Gus J. Solomon

Jewish role in the American Civil Rights movements

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Published by World Jewish Congress (British Section) in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Jews -- United States -- Politics and government.,
    • Antisemitism -- United States.,
    • Civil rights movements -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Gus J. Solomon.
      SeriesJewish topics of today,, no. 10
      ContributionsWorld Jewish Congress. British Section.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS133 .J52 no. 10
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 p.
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5719644M
      LC Control Number70394186

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